George Pinchock (President) is the Associate Director of Music at Villanova University in Pennsylvania where he works with the concert, marching and pep bands, and advises student performing groups. He was director of the summer graduate teacher education program from 1994 through 2015.He has an interest in large events and festivals. From 1985-1989 he produced the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4th of July parade and the Independence Classic DCI Drum and Bugle corps show and has been a consultant and planner for parades, ceremonies, and special events.
He has been an adjudicator for Festivals of Music, Music in the Parks, Music Showcase Festivals and the Cavalcade of Bands Association. He holds a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters of Music from West Chester University, PA. He was President of the National Catholic Band Association (NCBA) and directed the 2010 Archdiocese of Philadelphia All Catholic High School District Band and of the National Boy Scout Jamboree Band in 2013 and 2017.
George is Scoutmaster of Troop 50 in Schwenksville, PA, which he founded in 2000. He enjoys the outdoors especially backpacking and camping. He has been a member of the NCBA since 1982.
Keith Miller (Vice President & Secretary) works for Northeastern Music Programs, Inc. since 2000 and earned a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Keith currently teaches band and string orchestra at 6 different schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, St. Francis of Assisi, Norristown, PA, St. Bernadette, Drexel Hill, PA, Holy Family Regional Catholic School, Aston, PA, Assumption BVM, West Grove, PA, Sacred Heart, Havertown, PA, and Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School, Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Philip Desrosiers (Chaplain) is music specialist and band and chorus director at Sacred Heart School in East Providence, Rhode Island and is also music director and organist at St. James Church, Manville, RI. He holds a Masters in Music Educations and a Masters in Music and Worship. Phil has been an adjunct professor of music at the Community College of RI and was presented the Companions on the Journey Award by the Diocese of Providence in 2011 for his work with youth. He has been a presenter on Catholic school bands at conferences for NPM and the NCEA. email@example.com
Randy Navarre (Treasurer) received his Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1973, his Master of Music degree from Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA, in 1981, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, in College Park, Maryland, in 1989. He is the originator and director of Northeastern Music Programs, Inc. an organization that provides general and instrumental music programs to schools. Northeastern Music Publications, Inc. also developed by Dr. Navarre, specializes in publishing music for band and orchestra. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Potter (Historian) retired in 2011 after 45 years in music education. For the last 34 years she was director of bands and chair of the music department at Quincy Notre Dame High School and Quincy's Parochial Elementary Schools. She also served as adjunct instructor of woodwinds at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. Pam recently completed 20 years as conductor of the Quincy Park Band an adult symphonic band, and conducted the award winning Mississippi River Brass Band. She has served two terms as president of NCBA. Her numerous awards include the Association of Concert Bands "2011 Outstanding Conductor Award", and the Bandworld "Legion of Honor". email@example.com
Larry Stoffel (Newsletter Editor & Webmaster) is Director of Bands at California State University, Northridge (Los Angeles). He serves as conductor of both the Wind Ensemble and the Wind Symphony. As a professor of music, he also teaches courses in conducting and music education, as well as being the coordinator of wind studies. Larry holds the degrees Doctor of Music from Indiana University, the Master of Music from the University of Colorado, and both the Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Master of Education degrees from UCLA. firstname.lastname@example.org